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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Nov 16, 2010 4:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I'd like some guidance - guitar that is

I've decided that I'm never going to get to play the electric in my house. I can only do it when it's empty which ain't often. So, I'm turning my eyes toward fingerpicking and I'm non-plussed. One thing about Google -you sure get a lot of info. Anyone have an thoughts, directions, recommendations for online fingerpicking learning? Thanks.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Nov 16, 2010 8:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'd like some guidance - guitar that is

I'd recommend learning the basic "Travis" pick pattern with three fingers. (Similar to JG on Peggy-O) Although I'm not an experienced player like strat, you can get thru a number of tunes with simple stuff. Old folk tunes are good, simple training.

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Poster: Greg Carmack Date: Nov 18, 2010 4:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'd like some guidance - guitar that is

The quality of online instruction on the net varies wildly--I think you'd be much better served by instructional DVDs from among the fantastic array offered by Homespun Tapes, who provide lessons by many of the masters, including quite a few by Jorma. Much of the stuff is available for direct download. Their site is at: http://www.homespuntapes.com/

For blues fingerpicking, I'd recommend Roy Bookbinder's stuff as well as Jorma's: http://www.homespuntapes.com/shop/product.aspx?ID=192

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Nov 18, 2010 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'd like some guidance - guitar that is

Appreciate the advice. So much better than getting overwhelmed in Google. :)

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Nov 16, 2010 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'd like some guidance - guitar that is

go to guitar_tricks.com...great resource site...if you're doing finger picking learn the claw hammer technique and try out some alternate tunings like DADGAD or open E for shits and giggles...there's a whole different world out there in alternate tunings...alot easier to play with others though if everybody is in standard EADGBE

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Nov 16, 2010 8:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'd like some guidance - guitar that is

Jorma has two different cd sets with some great lessons and classic Tuna tunes on them I've used them and now my son is learning. You can get them at Amazon.com

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Nov 17, 2010 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'd like some guidance - guitar that is

Thanks folks. Off I go.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Nov 17, 2010 3:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'd like some guidance - guitar that is

ring up Jorma or David Bromberg you'l learn some picking there.